If the White Sox want to acqire Nationals slugger Adam Dunn in a deadline deal, they’ll have to give up at least two top prospects, ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine reports.
Washington wants right-hander Dan Hudson in any deal, and it is also asking for one of three prospects playing at Triple-A Charlotte: outfielder Jordan Danks (the younger brother of White Sox left-hander John Danks), catcher Tyler Flowers and infielder Brent Morel.
Hudson has been so-so since being recalled from Charlotte just before the All-Star break. He’s 1-1 with a 6.32 ERA in three starts and has worked past the sixth inning just once.
A source tells Levine the White Sox rejected Washington’s proposal of Dunn for Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham straight up.
Levine also reports five other teams are in pursuit of Dunn, who can become a free agent after the season: the Angels, Tigers, Rangers and two unidentified National League teams.